Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 70
On this day, George sent the police early in the morning, waiting outside the Hell’s Kitchen area.
The NYPD’s manpower was assigned by him to hide in various corners of Hell’s Kitchen. Therefore, the residents of Hell’s Kitchen clearly felt as if the neighborhood had become more crowded.
“Attention all units, please be careful to hide before Wilson’s charity gala starts, so that Phantom Kid doesn’t find you by the end!”
George hid in an ordinary gray car, in order to hide his tracks, he did not even drive the police car.
“Phantom Kid, you must be thinking that your teaser letter has not been cracked by us yet, but here we are waiting for you to show up!”
George thought confidently.
“Tsk, tsk, tsk, what is there to be said about the New York police forces? They definitely outnumber the GCPD, but unfortunately, the overall quality is worse.”
At this time, none of the police thought that Phantom Kid was strutting in front of their eyes, watching through all their arrangements.
Mathison disguised himself as Phineas August. With Phineas’ fingerprints affixed to his fingers, he walked arrogantly on the road leading to the Wilson Building.
«Phineas August, once the boss of the third-largest gang in Hell’s Kitchen, was taken in by Kingpin to be degraded to a loyal dog ten years ago. He can barely contact his original minions during the decade and became obedient to Kingpin. He is now 48 years old, grumpy and arrogant.»
«Sometimes even in front of Kingpin, he wouldn’t suppress his temper, which is brave enough.»
«He is known to everyone as the owner of a purse company under Wilson Charitable Foundation.»
«Interesting, this guy is either really subservient to Kingpin, or Kingpin does not trust him at all. As long as this guy dares to contact his own minions, I’m afraid he will not live for so long.»
«But Kingpin also did not treat Phineas in a bad way. He treats him in a special manner. Not to mention that he asks him to run important errands. So Phineas did not think about rebelling against Kingpin … it’s really a good tactic.»
«Some time ago, Kingpin talked to Phineas about some business involving arms smuggling, but Daredevil sabotaged it all …»
While walking, Mathison recalled in his head the information that Daredevil had told him.
But … such a criminal identity of high status really existed, but does it really really qualify Kid to prey on the secrets of Kingpin?
Mathison deeply doubts that. Thinking about it, he arrived at his destination.
When Mathison walked to the main entrance of the Wilson building, the security guard immediately recognized him and greeted him respectfully, but did not let Mathison in.
“Mr. August, the chairman said that no matter who comes to the charity party, they have to show their invitation.”
The security guard said carefully.
As soon as Mathison heard that, a look of anger flashed across his face.
“How dare you stop me, you little minion?”
The frightened security guard screamed in terror inwardly. He naturally knew how tempered this master is, however, Kingpin had given a death order, and he dared not disobey Kingpin.
“Mr. August, of course, I do not dare to stop you, but the ‘chairman’ requested…”
The security guard emphasized on the word chairman, Mathison immediately understood and took out the invitation. However, the expression on his face still didn’t change at all. It was still filled with unhappiness.
Mathison’s subtle acting skills immediately convinced the security guard of the identity of the visitor.
“It is still very early. The charity gala will not start until after dark. You can go to the meeting room first and wait for a while, or walk around the company. As long as you do not go to some special floor, it is all at your pleasure.”
The security guard said to Mathison, with a flattering smile piled on his face.
“Is the ‘chairman’ in his office? I’d like to go and see him first.”
Mathison hmmed and stepped inside.
A week ago late at night, Mathison had used the ventilation ducts to scout out the structure of the whole building, and he had long simulated and reconstructed it in his mind for an unknown number of times in the past few days.
So even if it is his first time to walk into this place from the main entrance, Mathison has also become familiar with it. And it was clear to him which passage to take.
Mathison walked naturally into the elevator room.
There are four elevators in the elevator room, but the one that Mathison wants to take is not any one of them.
He walked to the right wall of the elevator room and extended his index finger to point somewhere on the wall.
“Identity verified, Phineas August, access granted.”
After hearing a mechanical female voice, the walls automatically opened to the left and right, revealing a new elevator.
This elevator was dedicated to Kingpin’s office, and it was the only one that could reach there.
The rest of the elevators could only lead to other floors.
Once inside, the elevator started to rise rapidly and stopped shortly afterwards.
So there was no way to tell exactly which floor Kingpin’s office was on.
“Phineas? You’re back much later than expected.”
Kingpin settled down in his chair and said in a calm tone to the Mathison who just walked in.
The first time he saw Kingpin’s real face, Mathison did not feel any special aura exuding from him.
He looked like some ordinary company boss!
But if anyone really thinks so, then he is not far from death.
Mathison knew very well that if there was the slightest problem with his answer, Kingpin would take immediate action.
“Ugh! Don’t mention it, this deal was almost spoiled!”
Mathison’s expression was three-part anger and seven-part dissatisfaction.
“Just when the deal was about to be done, that guy in the red tights came out of nowhere again and ruined our deal.”
“He wrecked a quarter of my arms shipment! I almost couldn’t sell it.”
“If it weren’t for that night-blind guy who delayed the entire transaction process, I wouldn’t have been able to get back to Hell’s Kitchen until now.”
Speaking of this, Mathison’s face was filled with anger. He angrily waved his hands around, coming close to slapping the table.
After listening to Mathison’s complaints, Kingpin’s expression remained unchanged, no one could see through what he was thinking.
However, listening to Kingpin repeatedly whispering the name a few times revealed that he is actually not a stranger to Daredevil.
In other words, he is an old opponent who has fought Kingpin for several years. They know a lot of information about each other.
Usually, Daredevil will sabotage one of Kingpin’s deals every other day, and Kingpin should have been used to it.
Even just before Mathison came here, there had been quite a few handlers reporting that Daredevil had destroyed several of their strongholds a week ago.
And it happens to be a week ago exactly when Phantom Kid sent his teaser letter.
If you think about it, the situation is a little bit special.
Is it possible that Phantom Kid and Daredevil have a cooperative relationship?
Or is this a coincidence?
“Phineas, you can leave. Daredevil has been assigned someone to deal with, we have to deal with Phantom Kid for the moment.”
Kingpin raised his eyes to Mathison, looked calmly at him, then said.
After Mathison left the office, Kingpin dialed someone’s phone…
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